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Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
Pop your walking boots on
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
The wood burner is a great addition
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
The living area is flooded with natural light
Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
Dine in after a day out
Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
Admire the view from the bedroom window
There's ample storage in the bedroom
The delightful bedroom oozes character
The en-suite shower room
Plenty of outside space
Welcome to this lovely barn conversion
1 / 21  Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
2 / 21  The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
3 / 21  There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
4 / 21  Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
5 / 21  The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
6 / 21  Pop your walking boots on
7 / 21  A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
8 / 21  Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
9 / 21  The wood burner is a great addition
10 / 21  Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
11 / 21  Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
12 / 21  The living area is flooded with natural light
13 / 21  Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
14 / 21  Dine in after a day out
15 / 21  Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
16 / 21  Admire the view from the bedroom window
17 / 21  There's ample storage in the bedroom
18 / 21  The delightful bedroom oozes character
19 / 21  The en-suite shower room
20 / 21  Plenty of outside space
21 / 21  Welcome to this lovely barn conversion

Gingerlily

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming bijou barn conversion in a small country hamlet with countryside walks aplenty
  • Surrounded by the stunning Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Well situated for visiting the very best of North Yorkshire's attractions whilst offering a truly peaceful getaway

 

Property code: G0069

An exquisite quaint barn conversion tucked away in the breathtaking Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a truly tranquil getaway for two in a romantic countryside setting.

Anyone who has ever fancied just getting away from it all for a while, will be in heaven in this gorgeous little barn conversion in the North Yorkshire countryside.

 

Full of romance, it’s a charming hideaway straight out of a fairytale. Cosy up in the stylish open-plan living space in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine while dinner is cooking, before sitting down at the table for two beside the window overlooking the garden. Keen chefs can select fresh herbs and fruit from the mini orchard and herb garden outside, and if the weather is good, throw open the cute stable door and let the country air flow in. You could even light the BBQ and enjoy dinner alfresco, with a choice of two sitting areas and plenty of lawn for the dogs to lounge in the sun. The bedroom has a delightful European-inspired decor with crisp white linens, golden furniture and floral touches, that will soothe you into a long, restorative sleep.

 

There are countryside walks aplenty surrounding this cottage, and trails of varying length in the Howardian Hills 2 miles away. It’s 3 miles to nearby Hovingham village, which boasts pubs, shops and an excellent tearoom, while Castle Howard, 8 miles away has some beautiful dog-friendly grounds to explore, as well as the impressive stately home itself. For something different in the summer months, take a trip to Yorkshire Lavender, 6 miles from the house, and wander the aromatic lavender maze and sculpture park with stunning views over the Vale of York.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 large double bedroom and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, microwave, fridge, icebox, dishwasher - please note that there is no washing machine at the property
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Off-road parking
  • LCD TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Complimentary toiletries and towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Shop and pub within 2 miles
  • BBQ available
  • Storage for bikes upon request

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Teresa 29th October 2021

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No improvements. Perfect. Thankyou

Reviewed by Gill 22nd October 2021

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Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Andrew 15th October 2021

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Gingerlilly is a perfect holiday cottage for 2 - highly recommended !

Reviewed by Reg 1st October 2021

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The accommodation is bijou but the owners have carefully designed and created within the accommodation something that provides all one's needs quite brilliantly. In addition, they add, again very thoughtfully, a personal touch of 'goodies' All are well conceived and plentiful and something that really provides warmth and care and promises a super sRead moretart to the stay. If you are considering this option for stay in Yorkshire you will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 24th September 2021

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Gingerlily was a warm, cosy cottage in an excellent location for visiting York, Harrogate, the Moors and the coast. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Diane 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 23rd July 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a great location. We had a wonderful week.

Reviewed by Christopher 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful, well equipped, comfortable cottage with an amazing tranquil garden and superb off road private gated parking. Set in a stunning part of Yorkshire and surrounded by nature. Welcome pack was the best we have ever had. Came away feeling completely relaxed and chilled.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th June 2021

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This is a really beautiful little cottage. Well supplied with the kitchen essentials. It was a really nice bonus that the tv had Netflix it meant we coo ooo old watch films in the evening. We were very lucky with the weather which we got to use the bbq supplied and sit outside Im the evening that was nice too. Really nice stay, local villages closeRead more buy to get food or even eat out. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 21st May 2021

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Gingerlily is small but perfectly formed - comfortable, cosy and with everything you need. We loved the thoughtful welcome treats! It was very dog friendly, there's some lovely woods across the road from the cottage for walks. The big fenced in garden was a bonus too. The location is good for seeing the area, Castle Howard is nearby and has a greatRead more Arboretum. Hovingham is 5 mins drive away and has a shop, bakery and pub and Helmsley is 20 mins drive and has lots of shops and cafes. Hide

Reviewed by Norma 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lorna 30th April 2021

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Returned again (4th time now) for a weeks stay after lockdown. Great place to get away from it all, lots of villages & National Trust places to enjoy, and a log burner to enjoy when the weather let us down. Well equipped, comfortable and very thoughtful additions - dont think twice, youll be very well catered for here!

Reviewed by Janet 23rd April 2021

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This is a gorgeous cottage in a lovely setting with beautiful views. The level of comfort is excellent with quality furnishings and great attention to detail. The cottage is well equipped and the welcome pack is very thoughtful with some hand made items (jam and gin ). There is some road noise but it wasn't enough to spoil the lovely relaxed atmospRead morehere created in this little sanctuary . We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 19th April 2021

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Just returned from a very relaxing break at GIngerlily. The cottage is small but comfortable, well equipped, clean and ideal for a short stay for two. Due to Covid, we were unable to eat out but were quite happy to cook and eat in. The cottage is well situated and there are many walks, outdoor attractions and small towns / villages within a short dRead moreistance. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 12th February 2021

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Sarah & Paul are wonderful hosts of this amazing cottage. They have thought of everything you could wish for during any length break. Surrounded by wonderful countryside and with so much to see and do on our doorstep, the cottage is set-up perfectly with so many small touches that add up to a great stay. So peaceful and just what we needed. Thank yRead moreou ! Hide

Reviewed by Nick 11th December 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 23rd October 2020

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Wonderful little cottage in idlic location. Very cosy lovely location and very quite and private. Great walks nearby and close to more tourists attractions. Would certainly return to this location

Reviewed by Matthew 16th October 2020

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A wonderful small barn, excellent location to be able to get to many walks, abbeys etc The standard of cleanliness was exceptional and the little small touches were very kind.

Reviewed by Jackie 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 2nd October 2020

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A superb cosy cottage with lots of edible treats left by the owner. We felt that the owners had thought of everything we might need and more!

Reviewed by John 18th September 2020

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The cottage is very well equipped and has good quality furnishings and fittings. The welcome pack is very thoughtful with homemade jam and honey and local produce. The garden is well fenced and safe for dogs and very pleasantly planted with shrubs and includes a herb garden. However, the cottage is set back from a rather busy road which rather spoiRead morels the rural idyll. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 14th September 2020

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Great location and well equipped holiday cottage where you instantly feel at home in. Great garden space which the dogs loved to play in and we enjoyed having a morning brew sat outdoors. Location great for walking and cycling and close to great visit the sites of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Edward 11th September 2020

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The cottage is fantastic and located in a idyllic setting. The perfect get away to enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We will most definitely return.

Reviewed by Christine 4th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage for couples with everything required for a relaxing, romantic break. The garden was gorgeous too. We loved watching the woodpecker, rabbits and squirrels. Owners also provided a lovely welcome hamper (the homemade raspberry gin was very moreish). Gingerlily is definitely one to return to. A credit to its owners.

Reviewed by Stephen 31st August 2020

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The cottage was absolutely beautiful, we especially loved the fireplace and the fact that it had a secure garden for our dog. The owners really went the extra mile with the welcome basket, such a wonderful touch.

Reviewed by Helen 14th August 2020

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This was the perfect holiday cottage. It was rural but still near to the local village. The cottage itself was just lovely...a lot of thought had gone into the decor and the owners have created a cosy, inviting space. We will definitely be returning to Gingerlily Cottage in the near future.

Reviewed by Robert 7th August 2020

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The cottage is located in an idyllic situation. It is immaculate in every sense. The garden is magnificent and proved safe for our two Jack Russell Terriers. Even under Covid 19 restrictions we found places to eat and drink and visit. If you like historic houses and country walks this is an ideal choice!

Reviewed by Sheila 31st July 2020

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Ginger lily is a beautiful cosy little cottage in the lovely yorkshire country side with everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday . Its in a great location for exploring all the attractions yorkshire has to offer and after a great day out sightseeing you can return to sit and finish the day off in the lovely private garden . If you hRead moread any problem at the cottage the owners Sarah and Paul are there straight away to help. And I must add the welcome pack was fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th July 2020

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The cottage was fantastic. It was so comfortable and beautifully kitted out. The enclosed garden was wonderful for our dog with great garden furniture too. This area of Yorkshire is a superb base for travelling around with many great local walks. Thank you for everything Sarah and Paul.

Reviewed by John 4th July 2020

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Very welcoming, cosy and thoughtfully appointed cottage. Delightfully stocked and much appreciated welcome pack. Comprehensive information which included reassurance regarding Covid 19 and cleanliness. In its own pretty setting and fabulous base for North York Moors exploration.

Reviewed by Angela 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Lynn 2nd March 2020

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Gingerlily is perfect for 2 and our small dog. The location whilst very rural is an easy drive to a number of lovely local villages, places of interest. Lots of info in the cottage. We slept very well, the bed was comfy with good quality bedding. Good supply of fluffy towels. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need + a generous basket ofRead more goodies. Fab views over garden. Small but perfectly formed. We loved Gingerlily. Hide

Reviewed by Madeleine 17th February 2020

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Gingerlily was beautiful! We had such a lovely stay and would 100% recommend. I could not fault the accommodation at all, the log burner was especially cosy. Our only wish was we could have stayed longer!

Reviewed by Carl 31st January 2020

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Excellent, Gorgeous cottage, absolutely spotless in such a beautiful location. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Mary 27th January 2020

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Lovely cosy well equipped cottage. Very generous welcome basket. Definitely recommend. Will return.

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Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
Pop your walking boots on
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
The wood burner is a great addition
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
Show 9 moreThe living area is flooded with natural light

Location

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